Good Tuesday to you Steelers’ Fans.
You know it’s the dead period when I’m stuck discussing conspiracy theories… Unfortunately I have to go here because I’m seeing far too much of it to not mention. The topic today is “Replay Review” in sports. We are currently seeing nightmare after nightmare involving VAR (Virtual Assistant Referee) in the Women’s World Cup. It has become very much the ‘negative’ that Replay has become in the NFL. It stops the flow of the game. It is taking far longer than it was intended. It’s being used for more things than are necessary and most importantly, it is still not getting calls correct. Wasn’t this the main goal of Replay reviews? To get the calls right? I don’t need to remind Steelers’ fans of this. Does the name Jesse James ring a bell? I’m starting to believe that all sports moving to these reviews is more about the conversation they create than actually getting calls correct. Soccer and the NFL aren’t alone though. We’ve seen egregious errors in hockey and baseball too. What remains is not the result of the game but the discussion over the controversy. This isn’t what we should be discussing but because it generates clicks and hot takes on TV then the leagues are all-in. The NFL is going even farther now with challenges on pass interference too. PI is often subjective anyway so get ready for even more controversy but somehow I think this fits perfectly with what the NFL and other leagues want.
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— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) June 25, 2019
I see there’s another survey, poll, study, whatever on the best NFL Fans. In this particular study the Steelers ranked fifth. I’m not sure of what all of the variables were but I don’t put much faith in any of these anyway. If we are going to talk fans at games then Green Bay wins hands down. Those folks pack Lambeau whether the team is 12-1 or 1-12. I can’t say the same in Pittsburgh.
Best wishes to Steelers’ PR man Dom Rinelli. After more than a decade helping out Burt Lauten in the Steelers’ Public Relations Department he has decided to move on. Fans often think these can be glamorous jobs because of the access to the team but in reality these guys have A LOT to put up with especially when players aren’t exactly behaving. Good luck to Dom.
I had a dream last night the Steelers were playing the Lions and I was there. In fact my seat was a lawn chair in the middle of the field. Ya I know. Weird. I have no idea where that came from.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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